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16:35 EDT 18th October 2017 | BioPortfolio

Latest news articles in the life-science, healthcare, medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals sectors. 

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Wednesday 18th October 2017

Rite Aid unveils latest Medicare plan selection tool for open enrollment period

Michael JohnsenRite Aid pharmacies nationwide are providing senior customers with free resources to help select the right prescription drug plan or update their existing coverage for 2018. read more

Jeremy Hunt: We must do better on NHS waiting times – BBC News

BBC NewsJeremy Hunt: We must do better on NHS waiting timesBBC NewsHealth Secretary Jeremy Hunt has admitted the health service in England must improve its record on waiting times after a BBC analysis revealed key targets were being missed en masse. Mr Hunt said he was committed to meeting the cancer, A&E and routine ...Region's NHS trusts among the best in country for meeting key patient wait...

Q&A: Anda’s Chip Phillips talks company’s 25-year growth

Drug Store News spoke with Anda president Chip Phillips about how the company and industry has changed as it marks its 25th anniversary. read more

Walgreens expands retail pharmacy, omnichannel technology teams

Michael JohnsenWalgreens is currently building out its space in the Sullivan Center to host the new center of excellence, which will host much of the company’s retail pharmacy technology team along with the digital, mobile and e-commerce technology teams. read more

19 Have Died From Massive Outbreak of Hepatitis A in San Diego – Slate Magazine (blog)

Slate Magazine (blog)19 Have Died From Massive Outbreak of Hepatitis A in San DiegoSlate Magazine (blog)Nineteen people have died in an outbreak of more than 500 cases of hepatitis A in San Diego, according to public health officials. It is the second largest outbreak in the United States since a vaccine was approved in the 1990s, and it has spurred ...California hepatitis A outbreak death toll cl...

The Emerson Group names new president

Michael JohnsenThe Emerson Group's Ed Morgan has been with the company since 2005, coming out of the supplier community where he called on Walmart for Bayer and Novartis, among other OTC vendors. read more

Hertfordshire NHS breath tests for smokers before surgery – BBC News

BBC NewsHertfordshire NHS breath tests for smokers before surgeryBBC NewsSmokers will be breath-tested before they are considered for non-urgent surgery, two clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have decided. Patients in Hertfordshire must stop smoking at least eight weeks before surgery or it may be delayed. Obese patients ...NHS under fire after announcing obese patients will not get non-urgent ...

Teva introduces Testim generic

David SalazarThe product is indicated for testosterone replacement therapy in adult males for conditions associated with the deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone. 

Parents getting tipsy in front of kids can harm their well-being – Evening Standard

Evening StandardParents getting tipsy in front of kids can harm their well-beingEvening StandardParents drinking in moderation can leave children feeling embarrassed, worried or unrestful, new research shows. The study, undertaken by the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) shows that three in 10 parents admit to having been drunk in front of their ...Almost a third of parents think it's okay to be ...

Region’s NHS trusts among the best in country for meeting key patient wait targets – The Northern Echo

The Northern EchoRegion's NHS trusts among the best in country for meeting key patient wait targetsThe Northern EchoHOSPITAL trusts across the region are some of the best performing in the country for accident and emergency services, according to new data. Research carried out by the BBC has collated information from 134 trusts in England and 26 health boards in the ...NHS Tracker: Five things we'...

Elderly patient could be put at risk by pressure to empty NHS beds, warns social care chief inspector – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukElderly patient could be put at risk by pressure to empty NHS beds, warns social care chief inspectorTelegraph.co.ukPressures on hospitals to empty thousands of beds ahead of winter could risk the safety of frail elderly patients, the chief inspector of social care has warned. Andrea Sutcliffe said she was concerned that vulnerable patients would be moved into ...Cumbrian hospitals ...

Symmetrical Eyes Indicate Dyslexia – The Scientist

The ScientistSymmetrical Eyes Indicate DyslexiaThe ScientistPeople who read normally tend to have one dominant eye while people with dyslexia do not, research shows. By Ruth Williams | October 18, 2017. WIKIMEDIA, SHELOVESGHOSTSThe eyes of people who read with ease have asymmetrical retinas and also ...Dyslexia link to eye spots confusing brain, say scientistsBBC NewsDyslexia treatment potent...

NHS Tracker: Five things we’ve learned – BBC News

BBC NewsNHS Tracker: Five things we've learnedBBC NewsThis week saw the BBC launch its NHS Tracker project. The online search allows users to find out how their local services perform against the three key targets covering accident and emergency departments, cancer care and planned operations and ...NHS waiting times crisis as just ONE hospital in England hits cancer, A&E and operations target...

Women ‘deserve apology’ over vaginal mesh implants – BBC News

BBC NewsWomen 'deserve apology' over vaginal mesh implantsBBC NewsWomen left in permanent pain and unable to walk, work or have sex because of vaginal mesh implants deserve an apology, a senior MP has said. Dr Sarah Wollaston, chairman of the health committee, said some claim they did not consent to having the ...Labour MPs call for inquiry into use of vaginal mesh implantsThe GuardianPelvic mesh ...

No charges to be brought against cheesemaker over girl’s E coli death – The Guardian

The GuardianNo charges to be brought against cheesemaker over girl's E coli deathThe GuardianNo criminal charges are to be brought against the Scottish cheesemaker implicated in an E coli outbreak that killed a three-year-old girl. The family-run firm Errington Cheese expressed relief after the Crown Office confirmed that, based on the ...Errington Cheese: No charges over girl's E.coli deathBBC Ne...

FDA Grants Priority Review to AstraZeneca and Merck’s Lynparza in Metastatic Breast Cancer

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc., (Merck: known as MSD outside the US and Canada) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted and granted priority review for a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the use of LYNPARZA® (olaparib) tablets in patients with germline BRCA-mutated (gBRCAm), HER2-negative metasta...

AbbVie and Harpoon Therapeutics Enter Immuno-Oncology Research Collaboration

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, and Harpoon Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing novel T-cell recruiting biologic therapies, announced today that they have entered an immuno-oncology research collaboration. The goal of the collaboration is to incorporate Harpoon’s tri-...

Merck’s Keytruda More than Doubled Overall Survival Compared to Chemo in Phase 3 Lung Cancer Study

KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the presentation of updated overall survival (OS) findings, a secondary endpoint, from the phase 3 KEYNOTE-024 trial evaluating KEYTRUDA®(pembrolizumab), the company’s anti-PD-1 therapy, as a first-line monotherapy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...

Norman Sharpless sworn in as director of the National Cancer Institute

Succeeds Harold Varmus, M.D., who stepped down in March 2015.

Ipsen and Exelixis’ Cabozantinib Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 3 Hepatocellular Carcinoma Trial

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) and its partner Exelixis (NASDAQ: EXEL) today announced that its global phase 3 CELESTIAL trial met its primary endpoint of overall survival (OS), with cabozantinib providing a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in median OS compared to placebo in patients with advanced hepatocellular ...

Lilly and CureVac Enter Global Collaboration to Develop mRNA Cancer Vaccines

INDIANAPOLIS and TÜBINGEN, Germany, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and CureVac AG have announced a global immuno-oncology collaboration focused on the development and commercialization of up to five potential cancer vaccine products based on CureVac’s proprietary RNActive® technology. The companies will use messenger RNA (mRNA) technology th...

FDA Grants Priority Review for AstraZeneca’s sBLA for Imfinzi in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AstraZeneca and MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for IMFINZI® (durvalumab) for the treatment of patients with locally advanced, unresectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease has no...

GSK taps Plasticell's iPSC differentiation tech

GSK will look to optimise its induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) differentiation processes through collaboration with high throughput tech firm Plasticell.

Hamilton BiOS® Automated Storage System to be Installed at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Will store 3.5 million biospecimens, including over 150,000 aliquots from 25,000 participants, as part of the Biobank for Microbiome Research in Massachusetts joint collaboration Hamilton Storage announces that their Hamilton BiOS® automated storage system was selected for use in the Biobank for Microbiome Research in Massachusetts (BIOM-Mass) project; a collaborative effort between....

Insights and Innovations Theatre Offers Packed Schedule at Lab Innovations 2017

Lab Innovations – the UK’s only dedicated showcase for laboratory, analytical and biotech equipment – returns to the NEC, Birmingham, for its sixth consecutive year on the 1st and 2nd of November 2017. With the largest gathering of laboratory suppliers in the UK, this free-to-attend show has lots on offer for professionals across a wide range of sectors, from pharmaceuticals to f...


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